29 recommendations to combat social inequalities in health. The Norwegian Council on Social Inequalities in Health

Annett Arntzen, Tormod Bøe, Espen Dahl, Nina Drange, Terje A. Eikemo, Jon Ivar Elstad, Elisabeth Fosse, Steinar Krokstad, Astri Syse, Mira Aaboen Sletten, Bjorn Heine Strand

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Abstract

All political parties in Norway agree that social inequalities in health comprise a public health problem and should be reduced. Against this background, the Council on Social Inequalities in Health has taken action to provide specific advice to reduce social health differences. Our recommendations focus on the entire social gradient rather than just poverty and the socially disadvantaged. By proposing action on the social determinants of health such as affordable child-care, education, living environments and income structures, we aim to facilitate a possible re-orientation of policy away from redistribution to universalism. The striking challenges of the causes of health differences are complex, and the 29 recommendations to combat social inequality of health demand cross sectorial actions. The recommendations are listed thematically and have not been prioritized. Some are fundamental and require pronounced changes across sectors, whereas others are minor and sector-specific.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)598-605
Number of pages8
JournalScandinavian journal of public health
Volume47
Issue number6
DOIs
StatePublished - Aug 1 2019

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Keywords

  • Policy
  • Recommendations
  • Social Inequality of Health

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  • Public Health, Environmental and Occupational Health

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29 recommendations to combat social inequalities in health. The Norwegian Council on Social Inequalities in Health. / Arntzen, Annett; Bøe, Tormod; Dahl, Espen; Drange, Nina; Eikemo, Terje A.; Elstad, Jon Ivar; Fosse, Elisabeth; Krokstad, Steinar; Syse, Astri; Sletten, Mira Aaboen; Strand, Bjorn Heine.

In: Scandinavian journal of public health, Vol. 47, No. 6, 01.08.2019, p. 598-605.

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Arntzen, A, Bøe, T, Dahl, E, Drange, N, Eikemo, TA, Elstad, JI, Fosse, E, Krokstad, S, Syse, A, Sletten, MA & Strand, BH 2019, '29 recommendations to combat social inequalities in health. The Norwegian Council on Social Inequalities in Health', Scandinavian journal of public health, vol. 47, no. 6, pp. 598-605. https://doi.org/10.1177/1403494819851364
Arntzen, Annett ; Bøe, Tormod ; Dahl, Espen ; Drange, Nina ; Eikemo, Terje A. ; Elstad, Jon Ivar ; Fosse, Elisabeth ; Krokstad, Steinar ; Syse, Astri ; Sletten, Mira Aaboen ; Strand, Bjorn Heine. / 29 recommendations to combat social inequalities in health. The Norwegian Council on Social Inequalities in Health. In: Scandinavian journal of public health. 2019 ; Vol. 47, No. 6. pp. 598-605.
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